When I first started working on publishing The Hero of Hyla, I assumed that creating a print copy of my book was simply out of my reach. I had tried to print a manuscript before and that wasn't cheap.
So, last month when I finally launched my new book, I released it as a Kindle ebook with the goal of selling digital copies.
Of course, I soon met some harsh realities. The truth of the matter is, the eReader market is shrinking rather than growing, and while some people are fine reading an article or two on their phones or tablets, they just aren't apt to pick up a book and stare at an LED screen for hours on end.
Thankfully, with extra work and time I have been able to produce a print coy of my novel that can be purchased directly through Amazon.
Additionally, I will be lowering the price of my eBook copy to just $2.99 to help make the novel more appealing to those who might have to choose between my first book or something like The Martian or The Name of the Wind.
I know that I'm not a famous author and I admit that I probably won't hold such a title any time soon, but I do want to share my story with the right audience. I absolutely want to see it succeed on some level. The continued support of my friends and family goes a long way in getting started.
So thanks for the encouragement and, of course, for those who have invested in the novel. I hope that the story doesn't let you down!!!